Archaeology rooms


The archaeology room is, in fact, a pavilion of the former episcopal palace from the 12th century and its garden. This palace, accessible from the magnificent gothic cloister of Saint Mary´s Cathedral, was donated by the bishop to the cathedral council in the 14th century. Since then, the palace has been used as bedchambers for the priests and, later, from the 15th century the room where excavations are taking place was the Court Room, where the Kingdom of Navarra’s court met.
Therefore, this room is full of history, where important chapters of this land’s history were written. And the basement of the room allows us to keep writing it. The stratigraphic sequence preserved belongs to a great chronological arch since the 7th century BC until the 12th AD, a period we can sum up in four stages.